After reading Ben's Tale Of Terror, you will understand why I have to make any changes to the water system very carefully and gradually. Ben is fully stubborn enoug to die of dehydration before he compromises his values.
My water hydrant is just on the other side of that barn wall to the left and the stock tank is just below it. This winter, I would like to go back to using my insulated, heated water tub instead of the stock tank.
It was not big enough for four animals, which is why I had to use the tank heater last winter, but it is just right for the three donkeys. If I can get Ben to drink out of it.
In the hope of convincing a very skeptical Ben that the blue tub is not actually filled with donkey-eating-monsters, I've had it sitting out in front of the barn for a week now so he can get used to it.
I move the tub to a new spot every few days and Ramsey has been demonstrating its safety. He loves the blue tub and prefers it over all other water sources, which just goes to show how fickle the individual preferences of donkeys can be.
Ramsey is doing his best to set a good example for Ben. Whether Ben will take the word of a Little Brown Devil is yet to be seen